Sunday Gratitude: 2014 Komen Race for the Cure, Sacramento

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It’s Sunday once again and I have so much to be thankful for.  I’ve decided to highlight what I did yesterday.

My dear friend Geri (remember the thistle pictures?  That Geri…) is a breast cancer survivor.  She’s been cancer free for 2 1/2 years now.  Last year she decided to do the Komen Race for the Cure and I, of course, decided to join in.  It was so cool that we did it again this year!

Our Team Sign
Our Team Sign

We had a perfect day — sunny and slightly breezy.  The team area is a sea of pink.

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Some of the young ladies on our team decided to make pink tutus to wear while we walk — they were sooooo cute!

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We stood around for quite a while, then took our group photo.

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Quite the motley bunch!  Next we were off to line up for the actual walking part.  We didn’t actually race (I just might try to get in shape for that next year….)

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Just before the walk started, there was a spectacular fly-over — the pictures don’t do it justice.

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And then it was time to walk!  It is hard to describe the energy of 10000 people walking together to support a cause.  It was almost like a party with walking shoes.

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It is surprising how fast 3.1 miles go by when you are sharing the time and energy with friends.

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At the finish line, all survivors received a medal marking their accomplishment.  Here’s the lovely Geri with her new medal!

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So, this Sunday, my list of things that I am grateful for starts with:

The ability to help make a difference for millions of women just by taking a walk with 10000 wonderful people;

Good friends and good food shared together;

New opportunities;

Thrift Stores;

Iced Tea;

My beautiful daughter — every day I am grateful that I get to be her mom.

I hope that you all have a restful Sunday and Happy Mother’s Day to all.

 

D.

 

Despite the fact that I ended up having to use my phone, all of these photographs are my own.  Please be kind and ask permission before using them.

 

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